Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Muscular Sys terms

A&P CH8 Muscular System Clinical Terms

contracture condition of great resistance to the stretch of a muscle
convulsion series of involuntary contractions of various voluntary muscles
electromyography technique for recording electrical charges in muscle tissue
fibrillation spontaneous contractions of individual muscle fibers, producing rapid and uncoordinated activity within a muscle
fibrosis degenerative disease in which fibrous connective tissue replaces skeletal muscle tissue
fibrositis inflammation of fibrous connective tissues, especially in the muscle fascia (also called muscular rheumatism)
muscular dystrophies group of inherited disorders in which deficiency of cytoskeletal protein (or glycoprotein) collapses muscle cells, leading to progressive loss of function)
myalgia pain from any muscular disease or disorder
myasthenia gravis chronic disease in which muscles are weak and easily fatigued because of malfunctioning neuromuscular junctions
myokymia persistent quivering of a muscle
myology study of muscles
moma tumor composed of muscle tissue
myopathy any muscular disease
myositis inflammation of skeletal muscle tissue
myotomy cutting of muscle tissue
myotonia prolonged muscular spasm
paralysis loss of ability to move a body part
paresis partial or slight paralysis of muscles
shin splints soreness on the front of the leg due to straining the flexor digitorum longus often as a result of walking up and down hills
torticollis condition in which the neck muscles, such as the sternocleidomastoids, contract involuntarily (also called wryneck)